A pretty country town that has old world charm.
The population of Molong is 2,515 and is comprised of approximately 51.5% females and 48.5% males. Molong has a population of 82 (3.3%) indigenous people. The median/average age of the people in Molong is 39 years of age. Molong is located in the Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSWPHN). This fact sheet provides an overview of the community profile for the WNSWPHN.
Molong is a small town in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia. It is about 233km from NSW’s capital city of Sydney.
The name Molong comes from the aboriginal word for ‘all rocks’. Molong was the site of an early copper mine in Australia, located at Copper Hill just outside Molong.
The nearest airport is Orange Regional Airport (35 km) which provides daily services to Sydney.
The nearest train station is in Orange. Buses travel between Orange and Molong, 2 – 3 times per day, Monday to Friday.
The main industries people from Molong work in are:
- Agriculture, forestry and fishing
- Health care and social assistance
- Education and training
- Retail trade
Molong Health Service is a small public hospital with less than 50 beds. It provides a range of services, including emergency, sub-acute and in-patient care, as well as residential and palliative care.
Molong has become a health hub which also services the nearby towns of Manildra, Cudal, Cumnock and Yeoval.
An ambulance station is located in Molong.
In Molong, for young families there is family day care, long day care, and Preschool.
Along the main street are cafes, and a hardware store.
Molong has a grocery store.
The regional centre of Orange is just under half an hour away and has a wide variety of shopping options.
In Molong there are Baptist, Anglican, Assemblies of God, and Catholic churches.
There are a range of other places of worship, including a mosque, in nearby Orange.
Molong is a quaint rural community with a Historical Museum, which is housed in a former hotel, and a historical main street.
It also has a selection of local craft stores & the old fashioned lolly shop.
The regional centre of Orange is just under half an hour away and offers a variety of dining and entertainment options including a movie theater and numerous art and cultural events.